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Monday, March 02, 2009

Well, the new school year is upon us.

We got off to an auspicious start on Monday. We had a schoolwide assembly in front of the school to introduce the new teachers and vice principal. They introduced all the subject teachers...except me. To be fair, the principal told me I didn't have to watch the assembly, but I stuck around as a show of solidarity. So, he probably didn't have my name written down.

We've changed rooms again. This time moving back to the smaller room that we occupied when I first came here.

There are only 4 of us in the office now. Myself, the 5th and 6th grade English teachers and a new 6th grade English teacher. So far, we've only spoken Korean in the office and I'm getting along better with these people than I did before. It's only been 2 days, but if this keeps up, I might have to stay for another year. No decisions have been made and I'm keeping an open mind about my future here. I know I want to stay with Su-jin. I really like the public school schedule and I find the working environment to be acceptable. We'll see what happens when I actually have to start teaching with my new coworkers.

Speaking of which, she's a tiny woman. I think Su-jin has an inch or two on her. She hasn't really tried English with me yet, but I get the impression that she's competent...or smart enough to stay out of my way if she's not. We have a meeting tomorrow to discuss our class for next week. Fingers and toes crossed.

The new vice principal is a woman who speaks 0 English. It's better than the fat idiot that screams "Matthew! Charming!" at me. She seems pleasant enough, but I'll miss Mr. Lee.

Daegu is freezing right now. I also have a computer and internet in my apartment. I'm going to attempt to logon to xbox live tonight.


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